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Kids Korps to join forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

The boards of directors for Kids Korps USA and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito have approved a plan to merge and develop a leading youth volunteer organization.

Shelter to Soldier fundraiser benefits combat veterans

Justin Zackham, Ethan, Graham & Kyrie Bloem

Shelter to Soldier, a nonprofit organization that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to become certified psychiatric service companions for post 9/11 U.S. combat Veterans suffering from PTSD

San Diego Humane Society 28th annual Fur Ball

Lindsey Gary (with “Sophie Bella”), Cindy Nakagawa (with “Isabella”), Donna Mattingly, Jackie Lamkin (with “Chanel”)

Hundreds of supporters and their dogs attended the San Diego Humane Society’s annual gala — the Fur Bal

Rock the Cure

Emilia Podsabniak, Chris Davis, Jim and Amy Wood, Michelle Sterling, Mark Palamar

Rock the Cure returned to the cliffside La Jolla Farms home of Lisa and Steve Altman

‘Haute with Heart Fashion Show’

John Agostini (SMSC student; artist whose ballerina painting inspired the event theme), Linda Cooper, Natallie Setty

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) hosted its 37th “Haute with Heart Fashion Show” on Aug. 16 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Poolside fun for new R. Roger Rowe families

Fourth grader Katie and fifth grader Charlie.

The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation held a Newcomers’ Welcome Pool Party

Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society names Sharon Alix as new administrator

Sharon Alix

Sharon Alix has been appointed administrator of the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society, reports the group’s president, John Vreeburg.

Alix, a longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident, has extensive administrative and financial experience.

Mitchell Thorp Foundation fundraiser ‘Pillars of Hope’ to be held in Rancho Santa Fe

Mitchell Thorp  Courtesy photos

Brad and Beth Thorp lost their 18-year-old son Mitchell to an undiagnosed illness nearly six years ago. For five years, the family searched for answers, and when the community learned of their story, it offered support.

Since then, the Thorps have given back to the community through the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, which supports families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders.

To raise funds for families in need, the foundation is debuting its Under the Tuscan Sun Charity Fashion Show, “Pillars of Hope,” on Sept. 6 at Cielo Village in Rancho Santa Fe. During the inaugural event, the Mitchell Thorp Foundation will honor top doctors, educators, therapists and practitioners.

Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Giffin Godley shares a life of literary adventure in new book

Ruth Giffin Godley and Janice Giffin. Photo by Diane Welch

Times have changed dramatically in the world of the written word. With the global reach of blogs and social media, everyone, it seems, is a writer.

For Rancho Santa Fe resident and longtime professional wordsmith Ruth Giffin Godley, 94, these changes have not fazed a lifelong career using her literary talent.

Taking advantage of modern self-publishing tools, Godley has documented her personal odyssey in a book that retells stories of her life and career as a freelance writer.

Helen Woodward fundraising event in Rancho Santa Fe showcases animal medium


Animal medium Brent Atwater is donating her spiritual gifts to Helen Woodward Animal Center with a very special Readings for Rescue fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.


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